MLA Business EDGE – Launceston, 28-29 May 2019

Business EDGE is a two-day, interactive financial and business management training workshop for producers, delivered by John Francis from Holmes Sackett. Business EDGE will improve knowledge and skills in financial and business management, enhancing business efficiency and profitability. The course uses case studies and practical examples, to bring meaning to the underlying principles.

Business EDGE will give participating producers the ability to analyse their business, including better understanding their profit drivers and what is needed to improve profitability; determine the financial costs and benefits of making changes; assess and manage agricultural business risk.

John has over 10 years’ experience as a business management consultant, working with agricultural enterprises throughout southern Australia. John is an engaging deliverer who is able to work at a strategic and tactical level with farm businesses to demystify the complexities of financial management and improve on-farm productivity and profitability

For more information:

Register to attend here.

Places are limited and registrations close on 17 May 2019.


Powerful Engagement for Livestock Businesses – Launceston, 19-20 June

Powerful Engagement for Livestock Businesses is a two-day workshop followed by a mix of individual and group-based coaching sessions, delivered over 12 months.

Participants will learn the skills to manage effective teams.  Whether they’re a mum-and-dad family farm or a large corporate entity, the same principle applies: people skills are fundamental to improving business productivity and performance.

Key topics covered are: managing conflict, understanding workplace dynamics, and setting your team up for success.  Following the workshop, participants will be provided with professional support to put their learnings into action.

The program is delivered by Jill Rigney and David Hanlon from the Right Mind and Jim Cuming from Macquarie Franklin. It is supported by MLA’s Profitable Grazing Systems program.

For more information about Powerful Engagement for Livestock Businesses Power of Engagement_flyer




If the 2018 lambing season highlighted some opportunities for you to improve your ewe and lamb survival, you’re not alone. Industry-wide, reproductive efficiency has been identified as a top priority for lifting productivity, profitability and improved animal welfare standards. Lifting Lamb Survival is a practical on-farm training program focusing on learning and applying management practices to improve lamb and ewe survival. The program runs from pre-lambing to until after marking with four separate sessions, including three workshops held at a demonstration farm, and one visit to each participant’s property. Lifting Lamb Survival is delivered in Tasmania by Leanne Sherriff and Georgia McCarthy from Macquarie Franklin. The 2019 program will start in the first week of July.

 What you will learn:

  • Strategies to improve lamb survival and reduce ewe wastage
  • Best practice management for lambing
  • How to prepare the ewes and their lambing paddocks to enable better lambing
  • How to increase the kilograms of wool and/or lamb produced per hectare

For more information

For more information provide the link to the attached flyer. Lifting Lamb Survival Flyer TAS 2019

A minimum of six business are required for a Lifting Lamb Survival 2019 group to go ahead. Groups can be delivered anywhere in Tasmania where there is enough interest.

If you have any questions or are would like to register your interest in participating please contact Georgia McCarthy or 0400 763 904


                         26 July 2019  –  The Tramsheds  –  Launceston


The 7th annual Red Meat Updates will be held on Friday, 26 July 2019

Where:    The Tramsheds Centre, Launceston

Time:        9:00am – 5:30pm

The theme for the 2019 event is ‘Getting down to business’ and will showcase presentations focusing on business and people management.

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